September 30th, 2015 (Waupun, WI) – Brian Laurent came into the Championship round of the COWRC.COM Triple Crown series with 2 wins and a 6 point lead over last year’s champion, Paul Peterson. The #17 didn’t waste any time in single car qualifying, trying to get his first Triple Crown Championship and took Top Qualifier to put him on the pole in heat race #1. Paul Peterson was right behind him in 2nd.
Paul ran Pro-Line Street Fighters!
After the two rounds of heat races and all the heat race points were added up, it was time to set the mains. This found 6 drivers locked into the A-main while 18 other cars, had to try and race in from the lower mains to fill the 2 remaining spots. Once the grid was set, It was Brian on the pole, Paul Peterson 2nd, then Wayne Peterson, Dana Zenil, Don Dechamps, Randy Yerke with Marcus Mcauly and Jack Zenil moving up from the B-main. Just like every Triple Crown race, there is always the dice roll for the invert of the starting order. The dice was rolled and it was 5 that showed up, once it settled, so that put Brian Laurent in the 3rd row inside to start 5th and put Don Dechamps on the pole for the 100 lap A-Main!
As the green flag flew and the 8 car A-main came 2 by 2 passed the drivers stand, Don Dechamps jumped out to the early lead until lap 2 when Dana Zenil took his #21 to the top spot. On lap 3 the early leader of Don Dechamps would get caught up and fall back 6th, bringing Wayne Peterson up to 2nd and Jack Zenil up to 3rd. Dana and Wayne would then show the field the way for the first part of the race until lap 22 as Brian Laurent would slowly work the bottom groove and pass Dana for the lead, Wayne would follow suit bringing Dana back to 3rd. Jack Zenil then fell back to 4th right where he started while Marcus Mcauly has slowly moved up to 5th from his 8th place starting spot.. Mid was through the 100 lapper it was still Laurent, Wayne Peterson and Dana Zenil paving the way for the rest. Jack Zenil was still 4th while Randy Yerke was starting to break the top 5 in 5th. Things started to sort out the second half of the race and no one would be able to challenge the smooth Brian Laurent and he would take his C4 Graphics, North Star Mohican Casino, Sippel Speed Shop, DE Racing, Webmaster Chewy, Mx Trophies, #17 to victory lane all 3 races and claim the 2015 COWRC.COM Triple Crown Series Championship! Wayne Peterson would finally escape bad luck and finish behind him in 2nd, with Dana Zenil rounding out the podium in 3rd. Jack Zenil held his ground for 100 laps and finished in 4th where he started. Randy Yerke moved up one from his starting spot to finish 5th, with Paul Peterson 6th, Don Dechamps 7th and Marcus Mcauly 8th after suffering mechanical issues on lap 89.
After the 3 race series, Brian Laurent wins the championship, Dana Zenil squeaked passed Paul to finish 2nd, and Paul Peterson finished 3rd just one point behind Dana.
We would like to thank all of the sponsors that have kept this 3 race series a little extra special for all the racers who participate in the series for 3 years in a row now! First of all we need to thank COWRC.COM for being our series title sponsor! Other sponsors include: Boca Bearings, Pro-Line, Tekin, Viper, X-Pert, Atomik, Venom, Hobbico, and Dirt on Dirt!
We have now completed the Triple Crown Series but have plenty of racing and tight point battles coming into our Championship weekend for our DE Racing 2015 Fall Finale scheduled for this weekend, October 3rd and 4th.
– Paul Peterson